Lunch and Learn: Women at the Helm: A Two-Century Look at Women in Marine

Thursday 03 June 2021, 12:00pm - 01:15pm


Remote option only.

Description: For centuries, Lake Champlain’s working waterfront has been an environment in which women, by choice or necessity, have overcome the limitations of gender stereotypes. This talk introduces early pioneers including Jemima Paine, who provided cross-lake ferry service from 1803 to 1811; “Captain Phil” Daniels, the first American woman licensed as a steamboat pilot in 1887; Captain Daisy Godfrey, daughter, wife, and mother of captains, who captained canal boats, tugboats, and Great Lakes freighters, and was awarded the North Atlantic Star for her service during WW II, and a few of the women leaders at today’s Lake Champlain Transportation Company. Ashanti Storr, will add a living dynamic by sharing her contemporary perspective as 2018 graduate of State University of New York Maritime College and a present day Associate Marine Surveyor, will share about her life in marine surveying. The event will conclude with a Q&A and hopes for sharing and participation from attendees.


Ashanti Storr 

Ashanti Storr, Assoc. Marine Surveyor at AqualisBraemar LOC Group.
Ashanti, a 2018 graduate of SUNY Maritime, assists with vessel inspections alongside experienced naval architects, ex-chief engineers and master mariners, both locally and internationally. Ashanti further completes reports for the surveyed vessels, studies casualty data and is a technical resource for her colleagues and the industry.


Eloise Beil

Eloise Beil, Lake Champlain Maritime Museum’s Curator Emeritus
Eloise joined LCMM as Director of Collections and Exhibits in 1998. She received her MA from the Cooperstown Graduate Program in American Folk Culture and Museum Studies, and has worked at Shelburne Museum, Staten Island Institute of Arts and Sciences, and Staten Island Children’s Museum. Research areas include Champlain Valley history and nautical archaeology, and African Americans in Vermont.

Fee: $20

Refunds/Cancellations/Substitutions: Refund requests will be honored if received at least 48 hours prior to the scheduled start date. Cancellations received after the refund deadline and "no shows" are subject to the full registration fees. Substitutions may be made by notifying AIMU via email. Please contact Elvira Rodin at

Location Remote option only

Contact Elvira Rodin at 646-499-0313,